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, national politics, immigration, the presidential campaign of 2004, and 2008, and first lady michele obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at an event this year where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i'd bought six more copies. i bought them for all my family members and to give out as christmas gifts. now after having read her book i can tell you it was a good investment. it helps me better understand my own family and many mysteries surrounding my own family. rachel l. swams's book is a compelling story that stirs deep emotions. it is also a story that would break them here and with that, let's welcome rachel l. swams. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you for coming. in the years leading up to the presidential election, the focus seems to be on barack obama's roots and his family and the fact that he wrote his own biography. now in your book "american tapestry," you put the focus on michele obama. tell us about how you got started do
for murder of michelle leon monday esteban was sentenced to 25-years-to-life without parole for murder in the first degree of the 26-year- old nursing studentwhose decomposed body was found in a remote area near the sunol pleasanton boarder on sept 17, 2011four months after she was first reported missing from a nursing program in haywardduring closing arguments the prosecution described esteban as a jealous woman whose hatred turned to ragebefore stalking and then ultimately killing lebecause she thought the nursing student was sleeping with the father of esteban's childand even though there were no witnesses to what happened to le. judge jon rolefson appeared to agree with the prosecutors argument. as he stated to the court >> "never have i seen a circumstantial evidence case that so clearly pointed to the guilt of someonethat showed no hint of remorse"words that resonated with le's sister >> "when he said that, he made a really good observationmade us feel we always felt that she felt no remorse. to see her directly with a blank stare and staring at our family. it was good that the p
. >> reporter: wednesday morning, the day after christmas, michelle bristol got to show off her new smile and thanked the staff that took care of the cost. >> now i have that beautiful smile. to give to somebody else. and i don't cover -- >> reporter: but this story doesn't start here at the dental center in cedar rapids. it starts a year ago a week before christmas when michelle won $30,000 in a scratchoff lottery ticket. she helped her foster sister and then went here to k-mart and paid off several lay iowa accounts and she didn't stop there. -- layaway accounts. she didn't stop there. she also adopted families at the boys and girls club. >> we had three families left. how do you pick? it's that close to christmas. somebody might be left out. so we adopted all three. and only was close to the kids. >> reporter: michelle spent more than half the money on people she didn't even know. >> even though her husband might have been a little bit angry with her she gave away a significant chunk of that money to people less fortunate. >> reporter: even running out of money before she could work on
aside for his weekly address -- >> michelle and i want to wish you a merry christmas and a happy holidays. >> reporter: -- on friday the focus was on the fiscal cliff. mr. obama conceded a large deal may now be impossible but urged congress to at least prevent taxes from going up on middle class americans while extending unemployment insurance and laying the groundwork for deficit reduction. >> i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers. and i will immediately sign that legislation into law. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner also headed home after a bruising week. his own conference refused to back his proposal, which would have allowed taxes to go up on the wealthy, delivering a stinging blow to his leadership. today he faulted the president and congressional democrats for the impasse. >> unfortunately, the president and senate democrats have vowed to reject and veto all of our proposals while failing to offer responsible solutions of their own. >> reporter: the prospects for a deal remain grim. on friday senate republican l
. pretty cool, huh? >> and a little later what we can expect from first lady michelle obama in her second term. that and a christmas story that is bound to warm your heart. we begin with this live image from honolulu, hawaii where the president and first lady have just arrived. hundreds of hawaiians started gathering saturday to welcome the senator home and pay respects. inouye was a recipient for the medal of honor for his braver. kristen welker joins me now from honolulu. a warm christmas, i see. >> reporter: yes indeed. it is lovely here. >> the president is on christmas vacation and so is congress. that doesn't mean they don't have work to do as the fiscal cliff looms. i take it this is a working vacation. >> reporter: white house officials have described this as a working vacation and talks are going on behind the scenes between white house staffers and hill staffers. the reality is the bulk of this probably won't get done until after christmas when lawmakers are expected to resume negotiations. there is a lot of frustration especially among senior members in both parties in part bec
. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:01. we are on the scene of breaking news in the east bay at an apartment fire that started about an hour ago. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in hayward getting the latest. >> reporter: that apartment completely destroyed and there was a mother who lived there with her young son. she told us that she thinks somebody threw something into her home and that's what caused it to set on fire. so arson investigators are on scene. they are trying to sort all of this out but we are on dixon street right by the bart station. this was a one-alarm fire but again it caused significant damage and firefighters say that that family won't be able to return home. nobody was hurt. pg&e crews also on scene securing some lines and we are still waiting to get some more information but as i said arson investigators are on scene. elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> new this morning, a fire in east oakland is believed to have been started by squatters. the single-alarm fire happened around 1:30 this morning on 64th and international boulevard. of
's michelle franzen joins me now from fairfield, connecticut, where jack pinto's funeral is now underway. michelle. >> well, that's exactly right, andrea. we are here in fairfield about 30 miles from sandy hook where noah posner's burial services are underway. they began about 1:00 today. it is that day, andrea, where we start saying good-bye to all those bright boys and girls, those faces and names that we have learned over the course of the last few days. again, you mentioned the first funerals and services. little noah was 6 years old. he is described by his uncle as smart as a whip, gentle, but having a ram bunkus streak. he leaves behind a twin sister, arielle who was in a separate class and made it out of that school on that day, and he said that his uncle said that noah considered arielle his best friend. they also have an older sister, 8-year-old sophie -- sophia, and the family members said they were all inaccept rabl during that time. in this area from fairfield, connecticut, back to newtown, jack pinto, also 6, his funeral also underway in the next few hours and afternoon. chi
for the global markets report. kelly evans is standing by in london. >> michelle, hello. >> you might be here 12-12-2110. >> i think the date is 1221? today is 12-12. 12-21 it when the world ends. i think we've only got nine days left of the global market report. >> i'm worried about the fiscal cliff -- once we get the world -- which is worse? the world ending or the fiscal cliff? >> about the same i think. >> one could bring about the other. >> i think it's no accident they're both approaching. that's how i'm going to read the tea leaves. as you see, a mixed picture this morning. people mostly waiting on the fed decision later today. the major boards green, the ftse adding .25%. the same for the xetera dax and idex. we saw the news of monti's resignation on monday. they've recovered from then. wanted to show the ibex 35, up .3% in spain. there was an italian debt auction that went over well. that's helping sentiment. the owner of zara, one of the strongest retailers in europe, out with sales. you see that their shares are down. even though their nine-month sales figure was up 17% year on year,
merry christmas to you. >> we're learning disturbing new details today. michelle miller has the story of a man that murderinjured two firefighters murdered two others and killed his sister as well. >>> it was a trap set by william spangler. >> we're being shot at multiple firemen down multiple firemen shot. >> in a scenario that seems beyond comprehension, they're saying they found a note he left. >> he was going to burn as many houses as possible and do what he really liked to do which was kill people. seven homes burned down. combing through the crime scene, they said they found a body that they have been hers. >> we are afraid she may have met foul play. >> he has killed before he spent 17 years behind bars for murdering his grandmother with a hammer. police revealed he armed himself with three guns including a bush bushmaster 223, these are the two webster firefighters that lost their live. one was a 22 year veteran, and the other was just 19. for cbs this morning, michelle miller new york. >> in afghanistan this morning, the taliban is taking responsibility for a
a great day. ,,,, and i'm michelle griego. tis >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> good morning. it is tuesday, it's december 4. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego am time now about 4:30. let's get our first look at weather with lawrence. rain. >> yeah. got a lot of clouds in the skies right now, not much in the way of rainfall just yet but that's likely to change in the not too distant future. we'll tell you when coming up. >> check the roads right now we checked in with chp no major accidents but we have a full freeway closure in loveridge. details coming up. >>> the fallout from the muni mess continues this morning . they had problems on market street, a power outage and ac
hearing of gisselle esteban for murder of michelle leon monday esteban was sentenced to 25-years-to-life without parole for murder in the first nursing studentwhose decomposed body was found in a remote area near the sunol 17, 2011four months after she was first reported program in haywardduring closing arguments the prosecution described whose hatred turned to ragebefore stalking and then ultimately killing lebecause she thought the nursing student was sleeping with the father of esteban's childand even though there were no witnesses to what happened to le. judge jon rolefson appeared to agree with the prosecutors argument. as he stated to the court "never have i seen a showed no hint of remorse"words that resonated with le's sister >> "when he said that, he made a really good observationmade us feel we always felt that she felt no remorse. it was good that he pointed that out understood" >> kron4news >>pam: police in pinole are looking for two men who robbed another man at gunpoint in a wendy's parking lot. investigators say, the robbers posed as buyers from "craigslist". gran
. michelle miller brings us up to speed. >> reporter: a half-foot of snow caused whiteouts on roads across the texas panhandle. there were near-blizzard conditions at day break in amarillo. 250 miles east, just outside oklahoma city, a 21-vehicle pile-up on interstate 40 stopped traffic for five hours. 12 people were injured. one state over in missouri, salt trucks were busy preparing the roads for expected heavy snowfall. transportation officials mark sheldon warned holiday travelers. >> certainly, those roads are slick. if you don't have to get out, please don't get out. >> reporter: the storm system caused heavy snow in the midwest, brought heavy rains and wind to the south, and shrouded the city of atlanta in fog. at least two reported tornadoes touched down in the houston area. one man was killed when a toppled tree flattened his pickup truck. by mid-afternoon, nearly 70,000 people in the houston area were without power. meteorologist david bernard says it's only going to get worse. >> this is a wide-ranging storm, as far as impacts go. there's a tornado threat in the south all the wa
? michelle miller catches up with a woman from breezy point. >> reporter: you wanted to look and see. when we first met marie lopresti eight weeks ago, she was desperately searching for anything spared by the fire that burned her home to the ground. >> is that something there? >> reporter: the only thing she found in the rubble was a charred fragment of a wine and cheese plate. but she was happy to have it. >> thank you. thank you. i got go now. [ crying ] [ knocking ] >> reporter: we wanted to know what happened to lopresti. hi, marie! >> hello. >> reporter: we found her in brooklyn at a family home she used to rent out. it's a house now filled with gifts from family, friends, even strangers. >> these are all the people that sent me letters and money, $598. >> wow. >> reporter: lopresti has been overwhelmed by the generosity of people from across the country, who saw her story and reached out. >> they all send me e-mails and funny things for me it laugh. and they all ask about me. they call. that's my house in breezy. >> reporter: some have even sent photos of her old home and copies of pict
with lawmakers. where heed he and his wife, michelle, spent christmas visiting u.s. troops and their families in hawaii. to beat the january 1st deadline senate majority leader harry reid is said to be crafting his own fiscal package. it would extend the bush era tax cuts for households making less than $250,000, extend long-term unemployment, short-term spending cuts, and make a scheduled drop in medicare reimbursement to doctors. house speaker john boehner said they've had no communication with senator reid. >>> the exconwho ambushed and killed two volunteer firefighters in upstate new york may have murdered his sister. her body was found yesterday, and police say william spamglor had the same kind of military rifle used in the connecticut school massacre. he left behind a chilling note. >> reporter: the christmas eve fire in western new york burned seven homes to the ground, but police say william spangler wanted to do much worse. he planned to burn down the entire neighborhood and "do what i like doing best, killing people." the 62-year-old shot at firefighters from a nearby bank. he kill
not been as strong as many had hoped to see. here's michelle miller. >> reporter: kidding around is a specialty toy store in new york city. you won't find any of this stuff at target, wal-mart? >> no. >> reporter: the owner says today is his busiest day of the year. within the last month, what have your sales been? >> they're up from last year about 5.5%, but some of that is the influence of the early hanukkah. >> reporter: he's doing better than most retailers. shoppertrak, which monitors consumer behavior nationwide, predicted holiday sales growth of 3.3%. they just cut it to 2.5%. >> the traffic growth has been solid, but people are still very tight with their purse strings. >> reporter: retailer analyst craig johnson noticed a slowdown immediately after thanksgiving door busters sold out. >> up and down the spectrum, from luxury to mid-tier to value, there's a lot of weakness. it's not terrible growth, but it's tepid, sluggish growth at best. >> reporter: retailers say consumer enthusiasm has been dampened by the images from newtown and the threat of higher taxes if washingto
their trigger for action would be any move by syria to use the weapons. >>gregg: how about this, could michelle obama have a future in our political insiders will weigh in on that. >>heather: and a guaranteed investment, but why are so many investors turning their back on gold at this time? gold at this time? that is ahead. only citi price d automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. citi pr♪ e rewind. ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>heather: turning now to your money, gold. it has been seen as a safe investment in tough times with prices soaring but it could be losing some of its luster. we will bring in brenda who will never lose her luster, the senior business correspondent and anchor of bulls & bears. so, golds is losing its l
is a good time to come and visit her? because i'm the queen so i need a lift down there. >> michelle, let's start with the duchess's condition and how she's doing, at least what we know so far. >> we don't know that many details other than unfortunately what was revealed in that prank phone call but it was nice to hear from kate herself today. she actually responded to the press when people yelled out questions to her. she said she's doing much better thank you. and you could see it in her face. the big smile. the two of them as well as the palace, as much as they've tried to maintain their privacy, i mean who wouldn't want privacy during this obviously, have been very gracious to the press. the palace has released a number of statements and both william and kate have sort of given indications even if it's just in their expression on how they're feeling and how they're doing. thomas? >> again, a lot of well wishers around the globe want to see nothing but the best for them. michel michelle, thank you very much. i appreciate it. >> how changing demographics is changing the gop strategy. an
are offering free nighttime escorts for passengers walking to their cars. michelle took advantage of it. >> holiday season so people are really amped up trying to get ready for the hotel difficult and do any way they can. so better to be safe than sorry, the large scale program is just for one night. bart says it provides assistance year-round. >> any time bart customer would lick an escort to the car all they have to dies ask the station agent or they can telephone bart police. >> main purpose of this program is to teach passengers not to look like easy pray. >> don't disprabingt walking and talking on the phone or listening to music. don't wear nashy jewelry. make eye contact with people and be aware of your surroundings in a nutshell they are trying to get more people to be street smart. this is abc 7 news. >> new at 11. 36 hour crime sprae targeting pharmacy have pleasanton and dublin police lacking for team of crook they believe is working together. this map shows the fore stores the men targeted today and last night. the robber handed over a similar note demaning prescriptio
in hawaii, first lady michelle obama took phone calls from some lucky kids who are tracking the progress of santa claus through a site set up by norad. as it turns out, a record number of those kids and adults were looking for reel time updates on st. nick. as of midnight, trackers answered more than 111,000 calls. that is 4,000 more than last christmas. pretty cool. >>> major markets ended christmas eve on the downside, but who could be gloomy with santa on hand to ring the bell. chris botti jazzed up the stock exchange with a little christmas cheer. some 17 million shoppers were out yesterday with gift cardeds, wine and liquor topping last minute flicks. netflix suffered a massive outage which it blamed on the cloud network. acer is reportedly looking to launch a $99 tablet early next year. >>> if you are looking for last minute gift or maybe a bite to eat this morning it, starbucks, ihop and equal green's should all be open today. >>> it will be a short merry christmas for members of congress with the country perched on the precipice of what some are calling fiscal disaster. lawmakers
in that car property preparing to leave, here is michelle's description. it fell two feet from her. >> i was on other side of the vehicle. and it came down, i got taken out for about 30 seconds. >> out cold? >> yes. out cold. because some debris came down and hit me. >> so. >> wow. >> i feel fortunate. >> absolutely. >> absolutely . because it's yale tiff as michelle noted this day the mayan calendar predict thed the end of the world. she says for her, it nearly was the end of the world. back live they're fixing the car port. she's worried about other tree as above the house, there are some 10 trees that have fallen and there is another on the hail above it, leaning towards the house. they don't know what they're worst of anything we saw, but we're keeping our eyes open. we're live, wayne freedman, awc 7 news. >> the storm is whipped up waves off the coast. water pounding the shore, crashing here a high surf advisory is in place but that didn't deter surfers. >> storm caused major problems at sfo. this is one of the airport's busiest travel days of the year. some 50 flights have been can
. michelle malkin has a theory. she joins us top of the hour, guys. >> it's a military tradition at west point that's been around since the days of george washington. that can all explain. we will explain that tradition of what is going to it happen. >> i'm extremely relaxed. like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow military families face, we understan at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. >> welcome back, everybody, americans united for separation of church and state, wants to end prayers at west point military academy. the group claims they have been-- seeing some complaints about praying at official events. however, west point leaders say although praying is a tradition, it is also voluntary. executive vice-president of fami
of those lost inside the walls of sandy hook enmen tear. joining me now is nbc's michelle franzen. she is there with the youngest victim noah pozner's being laid to rest there. we see the activity behind you. the families asked for privacy. you and the journalists are respecting that. but obviously, they've expressed i guess details about their children. they do want the world to know. >> reporter: well, that's true. they have made a spot for the media here. they know this is one of the first funerals for 20 beautiful little faces that we have come to learn about over the last few days. noah pozner, of course, 6-year-old who died on that day in the gun fire and a short i'm toog, a streddy stream of relatives and friends pouring out of an emotional ceremony. we spoke to a rabbi who visited and attended the ceremony today. he said it was full of poignant moments about the little boy, full of emotion and even little noah's mom spoke and one of the things she said up there and she gathered strength, she called her son her little man so we're hearing a little bit more about these little per
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are on the hook for $700,000. the money will pay for michelle's legal team. michelle, who used to have a first name of robert, convicted of killing his wife back in 1990. >> gretchen: okay. they're known as never events, mistakes that should never happen in medicine, like operating on the wrong patient or sewing someone up with a sponge still inside of their gut. but a brand-new study from johns hopkins find surgeons make those mistakes more than 4,000 times a year in the united states. >> brian: talk about returning the favor. a man adopted a puppy from afghanistan and the dog wound up saving him right back. his name is joe mccarthy, retired firefighter now. already had four strokes and is paralyzed on his right side. recently his dog, meat ball, started barking and wouldn't stop. when his wife went to see what was wrong, she found her husband having a seizure. >> he knows i'm not feeling good, he'll sleep right here in the corner just so i don't roll off. >> no training, no formal training. he came from the mean streets of afghanistan. he saved my husband's life. >> brian: thanks to meat ba
wife, michelle, the problem is you read stuff from the people on the other side and you're like wait a minute, why do they seem so happy and confident? i can't read that. they're saying this is a symbol that they're looking to strike this down. everybody at this point is just guessing right? >> yeah. it is all speculation. although i must say we do have a court record that we were established at the district level and it's very, very clear that just based on legal terms there really is no reason to deny the right to marriage. and to make it -- you know, as ted olson has pointed out many times, the supreme court has ruled on 14 different occasions that marriage is a fundamental right. and if that is the case, then it seems on legal ground, there is nothing to really stand in our way. i mean the only thing you could conceivably say is that you have religious objections to it but that's not a legal case. >> stephanie: well, i was saying rob i wasn't even aware of that that even in the polling -- the majority of roma
. >>> this is a cbs 5 eyewitness news morning update. >>> it's 7:26 i'm michelle griego. a man died overnight after he and a woman were found bound gagged middle of a street. the woman has life threatening injuries. >>> a fallen power line caught a laundry truck on fire in san leandro this morning. two men avoided injury by jumping clear of the truck without touching it. >>> well, crabbers will meet at ten in san francisco to decide whether to go back out to sea. they've been on strike since last week because of lower prices for their catch. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,, >>> good morning, well, you might see brake lights as you work your way in and out of san francisco. southbound 280 we had an accident earlier. south 280 through daly city seeing brakes lights and near guadalupe parkway, that accident is clear but a slow ride through downtown san jose as well as 101 northbound through san jose and do san. and here's a lovely picture. we'll seal sunshine throughout the day. temperatures until the mid-and upper 60s. 66 in mountain view, 67 in san jose. the mild weather wil
for britain's royal family. they also found some breaks with tradition. michelle kosinski joins us. >> reporter: prince william and kate choosing her family over the royals, prince harry is in afghanistan and the queen is in 3d. because i know you've been wondering this holiday, what are those royals up to? just like any family, the royal ones have to roll with it. the queen has been fighting a bad cold. but beamed in turquoise for the crowd outside church that started arriving at 4:00 am, presenting her with bouquets, treats for her corgis and a teddy bear, no doubt just what she had been hoping for. brilliant hats on display, prince philip looking fit. last year r, remember, he was in the hospital with a heart problem. this time william and kate were the ones away, forging their own path, spending this christmas with the middletons, kate describe described as looking pale, tired, her hair pulled back wearing a simple coat she's worn before. prince william at her side with her family. >> he was just been able to adapt to a situation. his wife is pregnant. she wants to be with her
critic of mitt romney, and we tried everything. we tried tim pawlenty and michele bachmann and herman cain and rick perry. i think that was inverted, but we tried newt gingrich and rick santorum, and we arrived at the inevitable mitt romney. >> you ended up with a weak candidate. >> in many ways yes. >> do you think any of the other guys or women that you passed over would have been better? >> i don't know yet. you don't know. >> do you actually think so? do you think michele bachmann would have been a better candidate for president? >> i don't know. >> you're being a real -- that's agnosticism carried very far here. i think he beat all the other candidates. >> in some ways he was very good, but in some ways -- >> your best candidates were on the bench. your best candidates even though they had weaknesses are obviously other people that could have ran. mitch daniels, jeb bush. >> there were a lot of people that could have run and didn't run. mitt romney sort of came into the race without -- >> chris christie would have run a better race. >> certainly would have been more interesting.
kept telling me, thomas kept telling me, she had these pictures of michelle 5 in scarface, michelle pfeiffer in scarface. >> worked by skype. >> rose: jaffray. >> she doesn't like to fly. and then yes, so they took photos of me .. with her directing the photograph, and then she painted from there. >> rose: and this? >> this is -- that is george. which was so much fun. yeah, he is like working with -- it is like being around him is like being in a cartoon, and we just like laughed the whole time. >> rose: and this is t magazine, a newly minted star in the old hollywood mold. >> do you think that, an old hollywood mold? i mean are you a throwback to something? >> you know, i never really thought i was, but when i first started my career in la, i don't think people knew what to do with me, because i didn't look of the time, like i don't think i look incredibly modern and maybe that is why i get cast in so many period films. also that could come from the fact that i love movies. i love claire bo, you know, all of these fantastic actresses from other times. >> rose: do you worry about a
-intended. but what we need are people like michelle floornoid. ash hammer. we need people who know the systems inside-out. the president needs the best advice in a time of war and time of crisis. we are forcing says questions station. tenuous time for armed forces given all these threats. >> dave: after what john boehner said on friday it looks like sequestration could actually happen. the question is why does the president want chuck hagel. when you look at his background. maybe not a defense expert. the "the washington post" came out and said there are those who come -- democrats that would be to the right of chuck hagel in terms of his policies regarding wars and defense. so why is he the president's choice at this point? >> certainly the idea of bipartisanship and trying to sell some of the shrinking defense budget items. >> otherwise, i don't see a good rationale for him given some of the choices the president has. understand the hill. leon panetta was very well qualified. budget chairman in the house. omb director. cia. he had all that preparation before running into the pentagon and he has don
the connecticut massacre still raw, spencer michels looks at a california law that aims to head off such violence. >> reporter: though no one knows the diagnosis of the perpetrator of the shootings in newtown, the killings have raised once again the issue of forcing the mentally ill into treatment. >> warner: as congress comes back to washington to resume fiscal cliff negotiations, we ask, what happens if they don't reach a deal? >> ifill: we talk with a representative of egypt's muslim brotherhood about the new brotherhood-backed constitution signed into law today. >> warner: and we have another of our conversations with retiring members of congress. paul solman sat down with the always outspoken massachusetts democrat barney frank. >> the notion that people would not go along with an important public policy because i hurt their feelings, i don't think that's true. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the goinsupport othese institutio and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation
" and jersey shore." as michelle franzen, the next reality offering is drawing protest before it airs. >> reporter: mtv is at it again with another reality series following the highs but mostly lows of teens gone wild with cameras rolling. >> we're young, free, and buck wild. >> reporter: "buckwild" centers around a group of friends living it up in a west virginia town. >> this is how you make tater salad in west virginia. >> reporter: the southern version of "the jersey shore" where snooki and the situation became household names for what they did on camera and off. >> i never cheated on him. >> these shows get crazy and while we may be fascinated by this subculture of american society, more than anything, we do love a train wreck. >> reporter: "buckwild" doesn't debut until january but it is already sparking controversy for scenes like this. >> we raise hell. >> i can see down your shirt. >> and when in doubt we just buck it. >> i know the heart and soul of west virginia. >> reporter: west virginia senator joe manchin sent a letter to mtv, it plays on ugly and coaxes young people in
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'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm michelle griego. time is 4:30. why don't we start off with a look at the weather. >> we shall. lawrence is enjoying a good night's leap and -- sleep and elizabeth is not. >> we're starting off on the coolside. livermore mid-40s and san francisco 54. what's in store for the rest of the week. we have high pressure. it continues to build. so try dry and mild conditions at least through today. in the meantime here's tiana. >>> easy drive on the freeways. no accidents to report. looks like just construction this morning. i'll have details in a few minutes. it will set
guns. i didn't need them. >> michelle was more than 200 people willing to sell their guns to an fran police. he was brought here by the same tragedy the mass murderer of 20 children in connecticut. >> hit me pretty strong. i never thought about getting rid of them before. >> he and his wife sobbed while taking in the news. >> i feel if this is something that might hurt somebody some day, then i would feel terrible about that. >> the gun buy back was funded by the up prizing program in oakland. they contacted the omega boys club in san francisco. joefs marshall says the turnout shows both communities care about gun violence. >> when they say enough is enough they have a good chance. >> the turn in guns at saint benedict ace church. this is where oakland police were buying the guns. >> we have every anticipation they will be exceeding the wildest expectations. >> $200 were found for each hand gun and rifle. people had to prove they were residing in the city buying the guns. oakland police departments are going to be asking the governor to make the gun buy back a state program. >> here
, december 18. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank is off this week. the time now straight up 5:00. >>> students return to class in newtown, connecticut today except for the students of sandy hook elementary school. >> that campus will be a crime scene indefinitely after friday as mass shooting. investigators st
the obvious one. i'm going to say michelle obama. not only because her husband won, but because she doesn't have to campaign again. she sailed through the election with sky high ratings. and now she can do some of the biggest stuff about obesity, the biggest health challenge in this could be tri. >> i'm going to go with claire mchaskel. not only because she won her race, but also because she became the face of what republicans were doing. jonathan? >> i would say that the 47% were the winners of this election because they told mitt romney and the republican party to stuff it. they got off their lazied, unprincipled, immoral behinds and got out there and voted for president obama. >> crystal? >> i've got to go with the obvious one. president obama not just because he won and he won convincingly, his policies have been vindicated, health care has been upheld, his approval rating is raising. i mean, he truly was the big winner this year. >> i would go with johnny, with 47% or even more, the 99 pvnt. because i think that they showed political muscle. and police kal tenacity. a lot of people h
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